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Sekizenkan Ryokan, Shima Onsen, Japan

Five Real Places That Inspired Studio Ghibli

I love Studio Ghibli. The first time I discovered them was at a Japanese film festival in my hometown. That film was the enchanting Spirited Away and it instantly captured my imagination. I went to track down some of...

Eki-ben, a quintessential Japanese experience. Supplied.

Eki-Ben: The Fastest Food in Japan

I’ve been to a lot of countries, but there’s one I keep getting drawn back to: Japan: For me, it offers the ultimate combination of natural beauty, history, culture, style and adventure. It’s also hands down my...

Nineteen at The Star. Credit: The Star

Four Great Rooftop Bars on the Gold Coast

Let’s face it, cocktails are always better when there’s a view involved. Whether it’s at the top of a beachfront hotel or just a level above the ground so you can enjoy a bit of people watching, there’s a high...

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.